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Today's Sports

  • NMHU's Erskine: One to watch

    New Mexico Highlands University senior Osheen Erskine has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Athlete of the Year in a vote of conference coaches released last week.

  • Mixed results in hoops tourneys

    Outgunning Capital’s Lady Jaguars in every period, the Robertson girls’ basketball team rolled to a 73-38 win to open play in the Capital City Invite on Thursday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) led 37-16 at the half. They were to play Portales in the semifinals Friday afternoon. The Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invite was to run through Saturday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium on the Santa Fe High campus.

  • Girls' YABL coming up

    Now it’s the girls’ turn.

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is inviting local girls in grades three through seven to participate in the Young American Basketball League.

    The season will run from January through March, with each team scheduled to play 10 games. There will be two divisions — one for third and fourth grades, one for fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Teams of up to 10 players will be formed for each division.

    The registration fee is $40 per player and includes team jersey.

  • Elks Hoop Shoot contest Sunday

    Sunday is the day for area youngsters to test their free-throw shooting ability for a chance to compete at regional and national levels.

    The Elks National Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, will take place at noon Sunday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

    The contest is open to children who will be age 8 to 13 (as of April 1, 2008).

    For more information, those interested may call event director Robert Duran, 505-718-9087.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 10-16

    SUNDAY (Dec. 10)
    Basketball
    • Elks Hoop Shoot (ages 8-13), 11 a.m., Rec Center

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Valencia, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales

  • Darley, Barela help tame Lions

    Alianza Darley and No. 1-ranked Robertson played Lion tamer Tuesday night, routing Santa Rosa, 76-34.

    It was the third straight road win for the Lady Cardinals, who got 26 points from Darley and a double-double (12 points, 11 assists) from Maria Barela.

    Tessa Ortiz and Jazmyne Jenkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Angelica Montoya blocked eight shots.

    The Lady Cards led 18-7 after eight minutes and 41-16 at the half after breaking the game open with 23 points in the second quarter. It was 56-24 going into the fourth period.

  • Pecos thunders past Mora

    Former longtime district archrivals Pecos and Mora have engaged in many close battles on the basketball hardwood over the years.

    Wednesday night’s game was not one of those.

    Four Panthers scored in double figures and dealt the young Rangers an 89-49 defeat at Sanchez Gymnasium in Pecos.

    It was the first loss for Mora (2-1) under first-year head coach Carlos Arellano; the Rangers had won against Cuba and Tierra Encantada in this past weekend’s Brian Gallegos Memorial Shootout at West Las Vegas.

  • Outlaws sending five to All-...

    Five members of the Las Vegas Outlaws traveling youth football team have been selected Youth All-Americans by the Offense-Defense Sports organization.

    The youngsters  — C.J. Perea, Tony Rubin, Ethan Tafoya, Patrick Rodriguez Jr. and David Olivarez — are slated to participate in the Offense-Defense Bowl week Dec. 26-31 at Victory Field and Joe W. Brown Memorial Stadium in New Orleans.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 8-11

    FRIDAY (Dec. 8)
    Basketball
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Capital City tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas freshman girls host WLV Shootout, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Edgewood, 4 p.m., Edgewood

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Tuesday night hoops: Lady Cards...

    Alianza Darley and No. 1 ranked Robertson played Lion tamer Tuesday night, routing Santa Rosa 76-34.

    It was the third straight road win for the Lady Cardinals, who got 26 points from Darley and a double-double (12 points, 11 assists) from Maria Barela.

    Tessa Ortiz and Jazmyne Jenkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Angelica Montoya blocked eight shots.

    The Lady Cards led 18-7 after eight minutes and 41-16 at the half after breaking the game open with 23 points in the second quarter. It was 56-24 going into the fourth period.